DIY Stencils for Designer Home Decor
Stencils offer endless possibilities when it comes to DIY home decor projects. We recently purchased a drab sisal rug that needed some major attention, and decided on the Shipibo Allover stencil to give our rug a serious DIY makeover. If you are wanting to upgrade your home decor but don’t have the funds, this rug stenciling tutorial is a great place to start. You can find great deals on large sisal rugs and then buy a stencil to bring your decor to the next level instead of spending thousands on a designer rug. Below is the easy how-to tutorial on achieving our DIY stenciled rug:
This DIY home decor project doesn’t require much more than Benjamin Moore paints and your favorite stencil. We have hundreds of stencils to choose from so be sure to browse our website and pick out the perfect stencil for your space.
Here is what you’ll need for your sisal rug makeover:
- Stencil (we used the Shipibo Allover stencil)
- Large Stencil Brush
- Benjamin Moore Brown Horse paint
- Paint Can Opener
- Blue Painters Tape
- Styrofoam plate
- Paper Towels
Prepping the Rug for Stenciling
Place Your Stencil and Stencil Away!
Check your Stenciling
Another Stenciled Look
Aligning Your Stencils
Almost Done with the Stenciling!
Stenciling the Edges
Once you have stenciled the majority of your sisal rug, all you need to do is fill in the edges. Simply line up your stencil with the pattern on the rug and fill in any edges that have missing elements of the design and voila! Rug stenciled, check. Edges filled, check. Now remove the blue tape covering the binding and you are finished!
DIY Home Decor Masterpiece
We really couldn’t be happier with how our DIY stenciled sisal rug turned out. Doesn’t it just transform this room? You can see from our tutorial how easy it is to achieve this stunning look! All you need is a couple of hours, your favorite stencil and a great Benjamin Moore paint color to match and this rug can be yours. It’s really that easy.
Want to see more about our DIY stenciled rug makeover? Check out our how-t0 video:
If your creative juices are flowing and you’ve been inspired to take on your own stenciled DIY home decor, this is what you can do:
- Stop by our website to purchase stencils
- Browse the Benjamin Moore website for awesome color combinations
- Go to our Pinterest page to get more project ideas
- Check out our Facebook page for updates and special promotions
- View our extensive stencil video tutorials
Thank you Lesley. We agree! :)
does it make the rug feel hard on the painted spots? We have a toddler who would be crawling all over our rug, so I want to have an idea of how this would work/feel.
Thanks for commenting! The paint doesn’t change the texture of the rug but sisal rugs are not very soft. There are some that are more tightly woven than others which are slightly smoother but for the most part they are not great for crawling on. If you would like to stencil a rug that is soft enough for your toddler, you can get a very nice cotton or linen one instead and stencil it. If you are worried about changing the texture of your fabric rug, you can add a little fabric medium to your paint (4:1 ratio of paint to fabric medium, you can find this at your local craft store in the craft paint section, Martha Stewart has it). Hope this helps!
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I’m glad that I found this blog. I am searching best design to my floors to looks more elegant then I read this blog now. I am planning to follow the design and setup and I am also wondering if where I can find this products. Hope you can help me?
If you go to our site, “Cutting Edge Stencils,” you will be able to find anything stencil related….. :)
There is a search window, (site and blog), there are FAQ and videos, so please take a look and let us know if you have more questions.
Outstanding, it looks easy but you have to be skilled enough to create something like this, will definitely try it with some old rug.
Not that difficult, especially if you watch our “How to Stencil Videos” >> http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html
Hi there, glad that I came across with this. I have a large beige sisal rug but unfortunately someone spilled a small amount of coffee! Although we only have had the rug for a year, dirt started to show as well so I am thinking whether painting a pattern on it will cover the stain? Will you advise me whether it is a good idea? Also wondering what pattern /colour will be best for it to last long especially if I want to use in a high traffic area like lounge? Many thanks! Cherry
Yes, a pattern will help distract the eye and minimize how noticeable stains are on a sisal rug. Choose a color that works well for your room. Picking a pattern is a personal choice. Select one that you love since all of our stencils can be used on a rug. The Shipibo is great choice for beginners http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/shipibo-craft-stencil.html. As far as paint goes, you can use an acrylic craft paint. Martha Stewart makes a great all purpose craft paint that would be perfect for your project. Good luck with your project!